| Initial Thoughts | Core Ingredients & Benefits: Protein Capsules, Beauty Night, Raw Greens, Peptides Chocolate, Peptides Mocha, Protein Powder, Protein Powder Large | Success Rates | Final Thoughts |
In this Code Age Multi Collagen review, we will dive deep into every single aspect of every single supplement of the Multi Collagen brand of Code Age.
Thus, we will focus on and analyze all bits that can provide us with insight like the promised benefits, active ingredients, additives, as well as success rates and customer reviews on a global scale for each of the products.
Claims & Promises Highly Vary Among The Code Age Multi Collagen Supplements
In total, there are 7 supplements that get associated with the Code Age Multi Collagen brand. Of these, there are 6 unique one with the last being just an almost twice improved duplicate of one other in terms of amounts (1 month supply vs 2 month supply) [R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
While each of them has their description pages, they’re barely any different. Meaning, as far as the structure goes, they’re completely the same. Also, many of the claims and qualities repeat. However, it’s not all endless copy-pasting in the sense that each of them does also contain fine-tuned alterations given the specific variations of the ingredients.
Here’s what all of them promise.
With any of them, you are getting 5 different types of Collagen – Type I, II, III, V & X. They promise you’re getting “Hydrolyzed Collagen For Better Absorption,” “High-Quality Blend Of Chicken, Fish, Bovine And Egg Shell Collagen,” “Pasture-Raised & Grass-Fed Beef,” and “Keto-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free” [R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
All are said to be Non-GMO, as well as high in protein and either low on calories or don’t add them at all. Additionally, they are also promising that they are easy to digest, and absorb, and they are of Premium Quality.
Above all, a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Generally speaking, I feel most of these claims (there are others I didn’t repeat) are just a filler of space. A filler to make it seem like there are more reasons to go for either of the Code Age Multi Collagen supplements than there actually are.
I mean, statements like “High-quality blend” or “Premium Quality,” what do those actually stand for? Let’s be real here.
Almost everything can be shoved under either those labels and then anyone can walk around and boast about “Premium Quality.” I mean, if you look around, there’s a ridiculous amount of manufacturers that claim “High-Quality.” But often when it actually comes to the ingredients of their supplements I wouldn’t even remotely call it that.
I mean, if really that high of devotion to Premium, why don’t they use third-party certifications? Meaning, why is it not, for example, approved by NSF for Gluten-Free, certified by Non-GMO Project Verified for Non-GMO, or verified by Keto Certified for Keto-Friendly?
So, to me, it seems they kind of like to talk the talk but they’re not ready to walk the walk.
Apart from what we just discussed, they use a couple of other persuasion techniques to get people to buy. For example, they offer free shipping and a 15% discount if you subscribe instead of just do a one-time buy. Then there’s that money-back guarantee. And last of all, the overly positive review section (which we will dissect in one of the later sections).
That said, I wouldn’t call it salesy like something that we’ve somewhat seen with Skinny Fit Super Youth. But it may still get you to buy even though you might not be so sure about it.
But the most important question of all. Can any of these actually deliver on the proposed benefits for better hair, skin, nail, bones, and joint health?
There’s A Rather Big Diversity Across The Brand So We’ll Break It Down One By One
Now, let’s hop on to the ingredients that each of them holds. And it has to be noted that there’s quite a diversity here.
I mean, we could just talk about each and every single one of them now in a single succession (or altering between them). However, I believe that would be terribly confusing (and I want to make it as easy to follow as possible).
So, forgive me if I repeat myself on certain aspects of them, but let’s go straight through them one at a time. Beneficial ingredients. Potential benefits. Additives.
Code Age Multi Collagen Protein Capsules (Review) – Here’s The Flagship Supplement Of The Brand
Code Age Multi Collagen Protein Capsules is like the most basic, flagship supplement of the whole brand. It embodies many of what the other supplements further build on and, in its essence, it’s very similar to supplements like NeoCell Super Collagen or Youtheory Collagen.
In the 2000 milligrams per serving of the Multi Collagen Protein Complex we’re getting Hydrolyzed Bovine Collagen Peptides, Eggshell Membrane Collagen, Organic Ashwagandha Extract (root and leaf), Hydrolyzed Fish Collagen Peptides, Chicken Bone Broth Collagen Concentrate, and Organic Amla Berry Extract.
So, those 2 grams are not all Collagen. It’s actually a mixture of things. And thus, it right off the bat gives some doubts as to how effective and in that, beneficial it can ultimately be.
My point being, any half-decent Collagen supplement like It Works! CollagenWorks or Applied Nutrition Liquid Collagen offer at least two times more. Others – actually decent ones – typically go with at least three times the amount like Doctor’s Best Collagen or Doctor’s Best Collagen Powder. Whereas there are others more that offer 6-10 times the amount like Health Direct AminoSculpt Collagen (Original) or Garden of Life Collagen. Which isn’t something particularly extraordinary.
But we’ll definitely get more into that when we’ll come back to this in the section of success rates.
As far as the benefits go (if they’ll happen), they’ll likely to be that which are claimed. Benefits to hair, skin, bones, and nails. Whereas while this can also to an extent help with joint health, I don’t think it’s the best solution for it. To that note, if that’s something you’re specifically after or would profoundly enjoy just in general, do look into proper Turmeric Curcumin supplements.
That aside, additionally, there’s also the presence of Ashwagandha Extract and Organic Amla Berry Extract.
The first of the two has anti-cancer properties, reduces stress, anxiety, blood sugar, and cortisol levels, improves brain function, as well as lowers inflammation among other things. Whereas the other is huge on anti-inflammation, antioxidant, anti-cancer properties, thus boosting immunity; it also aids digestion, promotes liver health, supports brain function, and reduces cholesterol levels among other things [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
But it’s questionable as to what will actually end up displaying the benefits. I mean, the amounts for both of them are pretty scarce when combined already. Not to say more.
Apart from these beneficial ingredients, there’s also one other ingredient added which is Plant Cellulose. To that end, while additives, generally speaking, are something to be profoundly careful about as the wrong kind can bring a plethora of side-effects, it’s something you never really have to worry about in the Multi Collagen Protein Capsules of Code Age.
This is because Plant Cellulose is one of the most harmless ones there is.
Overall though, I feel purely from the ingredient perspective, this Multi Collagen flagship supplement is, by no means, an impressive one.
Code Age Multi Collagen Beauty Night (Review) – Likely An Addiction Creating Supplement
As the name of the Code Age Multi Collagen Beauty Night suggests, this is a Collagen supplement tuned to improve your sleep and relaxation, as well as helping manage stress.
Per serving, the supplement offers 2000 milligrams of Grass-Fed Hydrolyzed Bovine Collagen Peptides, Organic Chicken Bone Broth, Organic Beef Bone Broth, Hydrolyzed Wild Caught Fish Collagen Peptides, and Eggshell Membrane Collagen.
In addition to that, you also get 225 milligrams of Magnesium in a very good form (TRACS Magnesium Glycinate) and 261 milligrams of Beauty Night Complex. Which is a combination of 5-Hydroxytryptophan, English Lavender Powder, L-Theanine, and Melatonin [R, R, R, R].
Again, similarly to their flagship supplement, there’s not a lot of Collagen coming to the table. Whereas as far as the Beauty Night Complex goes, there’s the good and there’s the bad. Let’s start with the good.
5-Hydroxytryptophan is an amino acid that our bodies also naturally produce. Higher levels of it can help with weight loss, depression through promoting Serotonin levels, reduce migraines, and above all among other things, of course, improve sleep by increasing our bodies Melatonin production (which is a chemical we’ll get into a bit) [R, R, R, R, R].
In its essence, English Lavender is a herb that possesses antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Apart from which it’s also known to improve wound healing, help battle fungal infections, protect heart health, and reduce anxiety and stress. It’s also something that gets recommended to people suffering from insomnia [R, R, R, R, R].
As for the L-Theanine, it’s an amino acid that gets commonly used in various sleep-promoting supplements (Nature Made Sleep is just one example). It helps battle anxiety and reduces stress, promotes alertness, immunity, memory, and focus, and among other benefits has calming, soothing, and peace bringing effects on the mind and body without making feel drowsy or tired [R, R, R, R, R, R].
Lastly, Melatonin is a hormone that yet again our bodies also naturally make. While it primarily ensures relaxation and falling asleep easier, it also reduces inflammation, combats seasonal depression, promotes eye health, lowers blood pressure, aids immune system’s function, improves neuroplasticity, and among other things also help battle cancer and infertility [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
However, a number of high-profile doctors have warned against supplementing with Melatonin. The main problem is that our bodies get accustomed to it. Thus, it kind of creates an addiction where your body starts to naturally produce less of it and in that, the supplement kind of becomes a must to take regularly [R, R].
Also, there’s kind of that fleeting effect wherein the beginning it will be very effective in promoting sleep but as your body becomes accustomed to it, the effects will diminish and fade. Due to this working mechanism, I don’t think it’s ever a good decision to use any Melatonin supplements, especially if you plan on using them for more than a couple of days at a time.
A fascinating aspect of the Multi Collagen Beauty Night Code Age is the fact that they don’t list any additives added to the supplement. Which does create some suspicion that they’ve just forgotten to add that information to the page.
And it turns out they truly have. Which, however, isn’t a big deal given the completely harmless nature of Vegetable Cellulose, the only additive there.
Code Age Multi Collagen Raw Greens (Review) – The Greens Are Great But Do Not Justify It As A Choice
While the Code Age Multi Collagen Raw Greens implies that they’re bringing additional vegetables to the table, there’s more there in the form of fruits as well. And thus, if we’re being picky it’s not all perfectly green (but mostly).
So, the supplement builds on the exact same 2000 milligrams of Multi-Collagen Complex that we found by the Beauty Night version of the brand. But to that, additionally, we instead get 2190 milligrams of Organic Fruits and Vegetables Blend.
This consists of Spirulina, Blue-Green Algae, Alfalfa Leaf, Aloe Vera, Chlorella, Dulse, Spinach Leaf, Broccoli (whole plant), Parsley leaf, Kale leaf, Celery Seed extract, Beet Root, Rose Hips, Acai (fruit) 4:1, Green Tea leaf, Raspberry Leaf, Raspberry Leaf, Blueberry (Fruit), Goji Berry, Bilberry (fruit), Gingko Biloba (4:1 leaf extract), and Grape Seed (2:1 extract). All of organic origins; all in unspecified amounts.
While many of the Organic Blend contents are individually very powerful herbs, vegetables, and fruits it’s hard to say, for sure, what type of benefits are we exactly looking at.
I mean, primarily, we definitely should be getting dietary fiber-related ones like improving gut health, promote weight loss, and reduce the risk of cancer. But other than that, we might be looking at incredible nutrient content and detox of Spirulina, promotion of skin health and digestive health of Alfalfa, or improving heart, liver, and brain health of Green Tea, etc (among other benefits). Or a combination of all of them. Really hard to tell [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
I feel all that one can say for sure in this regard is that it’s more than likely to leave a positive effect on your well-being in some form or another.
Still, generally speaking, again, I’m not sure if the supplement is worth overall. The added Collagen is a pretty low one. Whereas choosing it purely for the sake of those greens is like buying a two million dollar car because it has awesome seats. It just doesn’t make sense. Furthermore, I feel there are other options out there that would be far more valuable if you’re after organic vegetables and fruits alike (or just get some extra raw ones).
Interestingly, this supplement also forgets to specify the additives. You can read them on the back of the label though. Vegetable Cellulose for the capsule. So, no worries there.
Code Age Multi Collagen Peptides Chocolate (Review) – Natural Flavors Might Be Ruining The Whole Thing
I feel the Code Age Multi Collagen Peptides Chocolate is a massive improvement over all of the previous ones as far as Collagen goes.
There’s still that same composition of Collagen that we had in Beauty Night and Raw Greens versions. However, finally, we do have it in proper amounts. Namely, we’re getting 10,000 milligrams or 10 grams of Multi-Collagen Complex with this one. Which is very decent and very promising.
What’s better, the supplement also adds somewhat decent amounts of MCT Oil powder (5000 milligrams or 5 grams). Which is known to have the potential to (depending on the exact composition though) improve mouth and digestive health, lower cholesterol levels, promote skin health and energy levels, as well as among other positives has all kinds of antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory benefits [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
And it’s no longer a question of just one. It’s rather Cocoa Powder, Acacia Fiber, Natural Flavors, Sodium Chloride, and 90% Stevia Extract. While most seem like a superb choice, Naturals Flavors are the ones that may somewhat disrupt that.
You see, the thing about Natural Flavors is that they’re not inherently good just because they’re “Natural.” No, even natural ones can have a variety of impurities and admixtures to them that can ruin the whole thing. It all depends on manufacturing practices. Which CodeAge as a manufacturer speaks almost nothing of (and their science page also is essentially just a dump for references) [R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Thus, while I can’t say for sure that the flavors of theirs may be detrimental (or corrupted), I would not recommend them either.
Code Age Multi Collagen Peptides Mocha (Review) – Goes Beyond Just Flavors In Terms Of Ruining The Whole Thing
While many mishold the Code Age Multi Collagen Peptides Mocha for the same supplement that the Peptides Chocolate version is with only different additives, it’s actually more than that.
While it builds on those same 10,000 milligrams of Multi-Collagen Complex, it doesn’t add any amounts of MCT Oil. Instead, it brings to the table 815.2 milligrams of Kona Instant Coffee.
In short, that’s something that provides anti-cancer and antioxidant properties, lowers blood sugar levels, reduces muscle pain, improves energy levels, mood, reaction time, and just brain function generally, reduces the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s among other things [R, R, R, R, R].
Though it has to be said that instant coffee is I feel something that people generally should avoid. Mainly because when roasted coffee beans create more of a substance called Acrylamide. Which isn’t a particularly good one as it can not only increase the risk of cancer but also damage the nervous system. So, I wouldn’t be so keen on this [R, R, R, R, R].
As for the added extra ingredients, those revolve specifically around flavoring. Or in other words, we get Cocoa Flavoring and Natural Vanilla one.
Which isn’t exactly ideal either given what we discussed in the previous section. Meaning, this whole idea about when it comes to flavoring, manufacturing practices being of paramount importance, and CodeAge possibly not rising to the occasion.
Code Age Multi Collagen Protein Powder (Review) – Pure, Raw Collagen Without Any Unnecessary Ingredients
Well, the Code Age Multi Collagen Protein Powder takes that out of the equation. No more flavors. Just Collagen. And nothing else.
In comparison to the powders that came before it in this article, this particular supplement offers 1 gram less per scoop. Thus, with this, we’re getting 9,000 milligrams or 9 grams of Grass-Fed Hydrolyzed Bovine Collagen Peptides, Organic Chicken Bone Broth, Organic Beef Bone Broth, Hydrolyzed Fish Collagen Peptides, and Egg Shell Membrane Collagen.
But the most fascinating aspect of it concerns the additives.
Which the Protein Powder of Code Age Multi Collagen has none off.
It’s not like a frequent occurrence. Especially because about 99% of all supplements wouldn’t be possible without any inactive ingredients that hold the beneficial ones together. But we already have seen this with MCT Oil or even Carotenoids supplements. And yes, that’s also perfectly possible for Collagen products.
Which at least purely from an ingredient perspective, makes the Code Age Multi Collagen Protein Powder a viable option for daily long-term use.
Code Age Multi Collagen Protein Powder Large (Review) – More Of That Raw, Pure Collagen For Our Well-Being
Code Age Multi Collagen Protein Powder Large is like the dullest, most uninteresting, boring supplement.
This is because there’s not like a single difference between this and the not-Large version (Mini) we just discussed in the previous section.
Just 2.25 times more servings per container. Or to put it in numbers, instead of 28 servings, this one provides 63.
Which is also a much better price for value as it’s only $10 or 1.4 times more expensive.
So, to compare, I would regard this as the most viable option of the whole CodeAge Multi Collagen brand.
The Success Rates Genuinely Popped My Eyes Out Of The Sockets
As striking as the customer reviews are on each of the Code Age Multi Collagen supplement’s page, I have a reason to believe that they might actually be editing their on-page reviews to appear superior. But they’re doing it far more subtly than manufacturers of supplements like Pure Gold Collagen do.
To hone in on that, taking a truly comprehensive look at every single real customer review I was able to find across the internet showed that the customer reviews on their website are on most part consistent with those across all other sellers and retailers. However, there are some subtle signs that the reviews may not go completely unadjusted to fit their needs better.
So, to that end, Code Age Multi Collagen Protein Capsules on CodeAge’s website had a complete number of 322 reviews of which 4 were 1- and 2-star ones. That leaves us at a 98.8% global success rate. Whereas exploring all other retailers and sellers, I managed to find 31 negative reviews of a total of 600. Which gives us a 94.8% global success rate.
Code Age Multi Collagen Beauty Night was the much better received one. Out of the total of 37 on-page reviews and 28 across all other sellers, I didn’t find single negative feedback. Thus, it seems that it has secured for itself the kind of impossible to achieve a 100% success rate.
While the Raw Greens version of the supplement didn’t quite live up to the same global success rate across a total of 117 reviews (60 on-page and 57 by other sellers), I found only 1 negative review. So, almost a 100% success rate. Or if we’d want to be completely on point, 99.1% global success rate.
Then came the Code Age Multi Collagen Peptides Chocolate. At the time of writing this article, this one had 91 reviews, all of them positive (100% success rate according to the manufacturer). However, with other retailers and sellers, I found 5 negative ones out of 113 total. So, 95.6%, which is considerably lower than those 100% (but, again, only 5 dissatisfied ones).
Then Code Age Multi Collagen Peptides Mocha kind of gave me another hope that CodeAge might ultimately not edit their reviews and any percentage disparities are just coincidences. This is because out of 54 on-page and 58 across all other resources I didn’t find a single negative review. So, it is a solid 100% so far.
However, it all changed with the Protein Powders of Code Age Multi Collagen (Mini & Large). While the manufacturer page persisted on 98.4% global success rate (just 15 negative reviews out of 952), other sellers and retailers suggested it was actually 91.4% (88 negatives out of 1028). Which I feel is too big of a difference to be a coincidence.
Or to sum it all up, while I feel that the first initial 4.0% disparity (Protein Capsules) was not yet clearly an indication of the success rates being tampered with, it definitely created some hunch that it might be the case. Then, yes, exploring the Beauty Night version, the Raw Greens one, and Multi Collagen Peptides Mocha of the Code Age brand kind of smoothed out my suspicion.
However, the Multi Collagen Peptides Chocolate one again fueled it. And finally, the Code Age Mini and Large Protein Powders kind of sealed the deal.
Thus, given all that, I feel we shouldn’t faithfully trust the incredibly positive reviews on the manufacturer’s page. On that note, it would be better to just ignore them and rely fully on those coming from sources out of the manufacturer’s influence.
Still, despite all this and even without the likely biased on-page reviews, Code Age Multi Collagen as a brand has one of the highest overall success rates I have seen for Collagen supplements. They’re collectively sitting at 93.4% global success rate. Which, in reality, is likely even higher due to people being far more prone to reporting negative experiences than positive ones.
So, speaking of my doubts given the scarce Collagen amounts in many of the supplements, they’re pretty irrelevant.
As far as I can tell, there is something definitely working what regards that Multi-Collagen Complex and all its containing (inclusive) ingredients. Even if it’s not all Collagen that brings the ultimate benefits.
The Brand Is Something You Could Experiment With; Still, Better Options Await
So, what about the Code Age Multi Collagen supplements? Would I recommend them?
While I do think some of them are something that you could experiment with (especially given their high success rates), I wouldn’t call myself a fan. And I wouldn’t genuinely recommend them to anyone.
While they do offer some very promising supplements, I feel the biggest issue with them is quality. We’ve pretty much no idea whether that’s solid or not. Furthermore, (according to some reviews) people have reported that they seem to not be completely consistent with it either as they may provide all the benefits from one container but fall short in ensuring that in the next.
So, why risk it? Especially if you don’t have to?
I mean, there are a couple of different brands I would prefer over this one like Live Conscious (LiveWell) Collagen Peptides (full review with a summary). A Brand that is not only promising what regards ingredients (both active and inactive ones) and success rates but also is far more predictable and transparent as far as quality goes.
So, if you’re after Collagen and all its related benefits, I would suggest having a look at it.
Above all, I hope this Code Age Multi Collagen review on all 7 supplements helped you find the information you were looking for. Did you enjoy the rather unique Collagen supplements with a variety of different adaptations? Would you still go for some of them despite me not being all hype? What would you improve? Let me know below.